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HIST 344: Nature and Empire in NE Asia: Reference Materials

Online Reference Books

Using the Hatfield Library during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Reference / Getting Research Help:

  • Reference interactions will be virtual this semester. We will use chat and Zoom for most of these interactions.
  • If you don’t have a device with Zoom with you, we have workstations set up in the library that you can use.

Circulation / Checking Out Books, DVDs, etc.:

  • All items removed from the shelves, returned, or ordered via ILL or Summit will be quarantined for 4 days before being available.
  • Contactless check out will remain available for those that request it in the front vestibule. You may access the vestibule with your valid ID 24 hours/day.

Building Policies for Fall Semester 2020:

  • The maximum occupancy of the Hatfield Library is 100 people.
  • Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Bring your ID card.  A card swipe is required for access.
  • Water fountains have been shut down until further notice.
  • Closed container beverages are permitted.
  • Eating is not allowed.
  • Masks are required.
  • Seating is marked to encourage 6 feet of social distancing.

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Course Description

This course examines the way that the peoples of Northeast Asia –Manchuria, Mongolia, Korea and Japan – have engaged with and responded to their environment. Our texts explore human interactions with animals, the management of “wild” spaces such as forests and mountains, and the ways in which concepts of nature are tied to visions of empire in Asia. While our primary focus will be the history of Asia from the 17th through the 20th centuries, the class will also examine recent ecological studies of NE Asia and use digital technologies to identify and communicate the connections between historical conceptions of nature and present-day understandings of the environment.

Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian

Online Reference Works